How to Knit | Hobby Lobby® | Beginner Scarf Tutorial
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Today, we’ll be making a simple scarf to teach you the basics of knitting: how to cast on, how to knit, and how to bind off. You’ll need yarn, knitting needles, and scissors. We’re using a medium-weight yarn and standard size 9 single-point needles. We’ll begin by creating a slipknot to attach the yarn to the needle. Make a twisted loop, like this, and then pull the yarn through and secure. Using this slipknot, we’ll cast on the yarn. Holding the yarn in your left hand, loop the yarn inward. Insert the needle through the loop from left to right, and pull to secure. We’re going to add thirty cast-on stitches to the needles. Hold your work in your left hand with the
working yarn behind the needle. Insert the right-hand needle through the front of the stitch from the left side. Wrap the working yarn around the needle and pull through, sliding the stitch off the left-hand needle. Repeat this stitch all the way down the row. When you get to the end of the row, turn your work, like this. Remember to always keep your work in your left hand! Repeat the same knit stitch as before. This pattern of using only knit stitches is actually called garter stitch, and it’s one of the easiest knitting patterns to learn. Continue working in garter stitch until your scarf is as long as you’d like it to be. Now it’s time to bind off. First, knit two stitches. Then pass the first stitch back over the second and let it fall off the needle. When you get to the last stitch, cut the working yarn and pull the tail tightly through the last loop. You just knit a scarf! Wear it proudly! And for more DIY tutorials like this, check out our YouTube Channel.

6 thoughts on “How to Knit | Hobby Lobby® | Beginner Scarf Tutorial

  1. Dear Hobby Lobby,
    Please take down this non-helpful video. Here are the reasons:

    1. The hands look like a hand model who doesn't actually knit, or at least is a very inexperienced knitter– so she makes it look awkward, like all inexperienced knitters would look. Not exactly someone to learn from.
    2. She's wrapping the yarn clockwise around the needle, and it should be counter-clockwise. (unless it's combination knitting– that's another story). The stitches would look twisted if she continued in this way throughout the work, but I'm guessing someone else did the actual work to complete the scarf.
    3. The video says to put the Right-hand needle into the front (or Left side) of the stitch, but based on the clockwise yarn wrapping, she's actually putting the needle into the back of the stitch. (The Left side becomes the back of the stitch if you wrap the yarn clockwise.)
    4. The tension is not being adjusted by the knitter in the starter row– so there's no way the hands shown knitted that whole scarf. It would be all wonky and loopy if she kept going without tightening the stitches.
    5. The cast on method is ok, but not the best.
    6. There is no tutorial on weaving in the ends or making the tassles– something that beginners wouldn't necessarily intuit from what's here.

    Hobby Lobby should find a real knitter to do these kind of DIY videos. They certainly have the resources to produce a pretty video, so why not have the content be actually helpful?
    I have been knitting since I was 9 (so 25 years) and this was painful to watch. I am a happy Hobby Lobby shopper, but I want your company to respect your audience/customers with solid content.
    Regards,
    Mrs. Chelsey McNeil (using my husband's Google account to comment)
    [email protected]
    Lakewood, Colorado

  2. I agree with several of the comments from Mrs. McNeil. The wrapping of the stitch around the needle as shown is possible, however, the project will not turn out correctly in garter stitch if you are knitting through the front of the loop. It will result in a Twisted Stitch. Please take down this video as it can be very confusing for a beginner knitter.

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